President Clinton Declares an Emergency Exists in the State of New York (10/11/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                        (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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For Immediate Release
October 11, 2000


  PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES AN EMERGENCY EXISTS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK

     The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of New
York and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts
in the area affected by the West Nile Virus on July 15, 2000 and
continuing.

     The President's action authorizes the Federal Emergency Management
Administration to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency
measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives, and
protect public health and safety in New York City and the counties of
Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Delaware,
Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton,
Herkimer, Lewis, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga,
Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga,
Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan,
Tioga, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester, and Yates.

     Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide up to $5 million for
emergency protective measures to local governments at 75 percent Federal
funding.

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